Thanks to the world of Myspace - I've gotten in touch with a few of my old friends and aquaintances from forever ago. A couple of days ago, I blindly mailed someone I found through searching by name - and although she didn't have a photo, I knew it was her. Anyhow - she and I were in a church group together, and I think we were the two heaviest girls in it. We had this fashion show one time, I believe it was for prom-gowns and evening wear.
"Do you remember the fashion show we had to do for the church. Do you remember those hideous dresses you and I had to wear? Mine was a lot worse then yours. I still have pictures of that somewhere. I looked like a birthday cake! How traumatizing. Everyone had 3 or 4 dresses to wear and there was only one that I fit in!"
I had forgotten about that. It really was traumatizing. We wore giant pastel pink dresses that would be only suitable for bridesmaids in some really campy movie. I must have been about 15 years old, and probably weighing in the low-mid 200/230 pound range. Imagine my despair had I been near my highest weight of 320 lbs! I don't have any photo evidence, I believe my mother might have one or two. It was definitely video-taped as well, so it might be in someone's archives out there, hidden. Some of the girls looked like real-life brides with the dresses they wore, but us, in our dresses looking like house insulation and birthday cakes? Thanks for the memory. I guess I can giggle about it now - and keep it as motivation.